The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

  • The New Way Scammers Are Fleecing America - Time
    Alamy Seemed like a smart phone at the time. ... to be at a higher risk for impostor scams. While it was the third most common complaint overall
    03/5/2015 - 8:52 am | View Link
  • Local scammers pose danger - DeKalb Daily Chronicle
    ... realized it was the most serious phone scam she ... we are going to have.” Some of the most common scams in DeKalb are lottery scams, McNett ...
    03/5/2015 - 7:50 am | View Link
  • Scammers pose danger - DeKalb Daily Chronicle
    ... realized it was the most serious phone scam she ... we are going to have." Some of the most common scams in DeKalb are lottery scams, McNett ...
    03/5/2015 - 5:10 am | View Link
  • Online banking is getting bigger – how to stay safe - MSN UK
    OCBC exploring biometric access with mobile app Making banking ... - Straits Times
    03/5/2015 - 4:54 am | View Link
  • BBB warns about popular phone scams - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    ... and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reminding everyone to be on alert for common phone scams. "The phone is still a scammer's...
    03/4/2015 - 2:37 pm | View Link
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  • Pennsylvania State Police warn public of 'IRS Phone Scams'
    “These phone calls are being made by unknown men and women ... In February, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane issued a warning about the most common types of scams and warned that tax season would bring even more attempts.
    03/30/2015 - 1:51 am | View Link
  • Workshop Monday to help people identify and avoid scams
    Monday night the Lexington County Sheriff's Department is hosting a program to help people identify scams so they don ... card information over the phone. But there's a way scammers get you to fall for it. "One of the most common tactics for a scammer ...
    03/30/2015 - 1:51 am | View Link
  • Police warn of common scams
    Many police agencies in Lenawee County have reported an increase in the number and variety of scams in recent years ... Clinton Police Chief Mike Randolph said the chiefs urge people to use common sense. Clinton police have handled more than a dozen ...
    03/29/2015 - 2:28 pm | View Link
  • Police warn of phone scams
    Local law enforcement agencies are urging residents to beware of phone scams in which victims are instructed to pay ... adding that scammers like to target elderly communities. Another common scam involves the caller, usually claiming to be with local ...
    03/28/2015 - 6:10 pm | View Link
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Issues Warning About Phone Scams
    Authorities are warning Monmouth County residents about four common phone scams. In a news release, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said he wanted to remind residents to remain on guard for the scams “that continue to work ...
    03/28/2015 - 6:50 am | View Link
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  • 7 Types of Common Craigslist Scams to Watch Out for
    Craigslist is a great online marketplace for buying, selling & renting. There's much potential for fraud, however. See this big list of Craigslist scams.
    03/29/2015 - 6:23 pm | View Website
  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    03/29/2015 - 6:13 am | View Website
  • Fraud Tips for Seniors
    Fraud Target: Senior Citizens. Our Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should ...
    03/28/2015 - 8:19 pm | View Website
  • Phone Scams
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the ...
    03/28/2015 - 3:18 pm | View Website
  • Common carrier
    A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier in civil law systems, usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that ...
    03/28/2015 - 10:53 am | View Website
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